This week has marked a new phase in our families life. We are now an official HOMESCHOOL family! Woohoo! We have had homeschooling in the back of our minds since our boys (who for some crazy reason are in 6th grade now????) entered kindergarten. We have a slew of reasons as to WHY we have decided to home school. Our main reason is that God told us it is time to do it and we are all about doing his will. Another reason is WE LOVE TO BE WITH OUR KIDS AND WE LOVE TO WATCH THEM LEARN! Now, don’t get me wrong, I still get the ‘you MUST get to bed now because mommy is done being mommy’ feelings at the end of some days but at the end of that same day there is no other place I would rather be than with my husband and kiddos. (Just maybe with them all being quiet and no one touching me??)
Our adventure began with talking with many of our homeschooling friends and family and a lot of research. There is so much out there! After just one week as a home schooling mama I can say it is extremely rewarding, sometimes frustrating and always exhausting. This year we are only home schooling Danielle. Darrel has informed us we will be homeschooling him come next school year, though. Yikes. Don has chosen, at this point, to stay in public school BUT says I have to wait to teach history until he gets home because the curriculum we choose sounds so good! (Mystery of History)
I had no plans on naming our ‘school’, but the kids have insisted. What have they come up with? Christian Meadows. I LOVE IT. L-O-V-E. The kids came up with it all on their own. Christian because of our beliefs and Meadows because we live in ‘Wilson Meadows’. Doesn’t it just sound peaceful? Darrel is planning on drawing us a logo for our school sometime soon. I just love these kids of mine. How cool are they?
Don and I have decided we must be crazy. We just got to the point where all of our kids are in school all day long. We had some free time to actually relax. Now there is NO relaxing EVER….it was nice those couple of months that it lasted, though. Following God’s will in our lives does tend to mean no relaxing and a lot of crazies…but we wouldn’t have it any other way!